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There has been a lot of talk in the opinion pages recently about the Quality Education & Jobs Act, which seeks to adequately fund K-12 education, universities and children’s health care. A lot of the criticism comes from lobbyists who represent special interest groups, rather than the interests of real Arizona parents and students.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Loraine Pellegrino has been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Last month, delegates from the Arizona Republican Party State Convention named her as one of 29 delegates to represent at the August National Republican Convention in Tampa, Fla.
WASHINGTON - The United States has "credible intelligence from multiple sources" that al-Qaida is determined to launch an attack in the United States in the next few months that could be linked to events such as an upcoming international economic summit and the summer political conventions, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Wednesday.
BUSAN, South Korea - Counseling resolve and patience, President Bush is looking for a show of unity among Asian leaders to press North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
Even though voters won’t get their say until March 11, the race for Queen Creek mayor is ramping up with three people vying for the seat.
U.S. House candidates J.D. Hayworth and Harry Mitchell outlined their contrasting positions on the national debt, immigration and other topics during a feisty debate Monday in Scottsdale.
Arizona is halfway to making sparklers legal.
On the same day it passed a bill seeking harsher penalties for those who knowingly hire illegal immigrants, the Arizona House of Representatives fired an employee suspected of entering the United States illegally.
WASHINGTON - The House Intelligence Committee will look into a possible leak of classified information about secret CIA prisons but will not heed the request of the panel's top Democrat to restart a 2003 inquiry into prewar intelligence on Iraq.
WASHINGTON - The White House on Tuesday lowered its forecast for economic growth this year and next, reflecting the drag from the housing slump.
WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House failed Wednesday to override President Bush's veto of an Iraq war spending bill with timetables for troop withdrawals. Democrats later met with Bush and emerged undeterred in their determination to bring soldiers home.
The foundation for a growing, family-owned retail shoe store chain — The Shoe House — is being laid one-step-at-atime in the East Valley. The first of several The Shoe House stores opened its doors March 24 at a relatively small shopping center at 2910 S. Alma School Road in Mesa.
Up the street from where I work when in Washington, D.C., there's a nice restaurant called the Thai-Tanic. The food is very good, the prices reasonable and it's a great meeting place for lunch or dinner.
WASHINGTON - Nancy Pelosi was unanimously named speaker-elect by House Democrats Thursday, the first woman to be ensured the post that constitutionally is second in line of succession to the presidency.
The Arizona House of Representatives has tempered a divisive bill that would expand the state's religious freedom law.
Falcon Field Airport will host its fifth annual Open House 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can get close to aircraft, unique cars, military vehicles and more. Admission and parking are free.
U.S. homebuilders broke the 1 million mark in March for the first time since June 2008. The gain signals continued strength for the housing recovery at the start of the spring buying season.
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell of Mesa, a colonel and chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves since 1978, offered the opening prayer on Monday at a meeting of President George W. Bush and a small group of Jews representing the international Jewish community. At the meeting in Washington, D.C., she presented Bush with a prayer book that is typically given to U.S. military troops.
The cause of a blaze that destroyed a 5,460-square-foot home valued at $4 million in the exclusive Desert Mountain gated community in north Scottsdale appears to be electrical-related, fire investigators said Wednesday.
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The median price of existing homes across the Valley dropped by $76,100 last month compared to November 2007, according to the latest report from Arizona State University’s Realty Studies Department.
WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday approved a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to ban desecration of the American flag, a measure that for the first time stands a chance of passing the Senate as well.
An effort to broaden tax exemptions for religious organizations is facing bipartisan opposition in the Arizona House of Representatives.
Two Mesa City Council members are criticizing what they call a rush job on a planned senior housing project in downtown, saying it’s bad policy for the city and the public to have just 24 hours to review a development proposal.
The Metro light rail extension into downtown Mesa has helped spur several proposals for new urban housing developments on or near Main Street, involving several hundred apartments.